Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 12:30 pm
VCU Student Commons Theater: 907 Floyd Ave. Richmond, VA
Sponsored by the VCU department of Sculpture + Extended Media and 1708 Gallery
Jesse Chun is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York. Chun works with found language, documents, and bureaucracies to consider new poetics of legibility, diaspora, and the untranslatable. Her work has been exhibited at The Drawing Center; Queens Museum; BAM; Bronx Museum of the Arts; Oakville Galleries; Spencer Brownstone Gallery; Fridman Gallery, among others. Select awards and commissions include the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship at ISCP; Triple Canopy; The Drawing Center’s Open Sessions; BRIC Media Arts Fellowship; Bronx Museum AIM; and a solo public commission at the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Her publications include Intangible Heritage (Wendy’s Subway x BAM, 2018); Blueprints (Silent Face Projects, 2017); and Valid From Until (Booklyn Press, 2016). Select public collections include the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Artist Book Collection; Cleveland Clinic Art Collection; the Smithsonian Institute, Archive of American Art; the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive; Yale University Library; Asia Art Archive in America, and more. Chun’s work has been reviewed in Artforum, the Brooklyn Rail, ArtAsiaPacific, Asia Literary Review, Art21, the Wall Street Journal, and BOMB.
In conjunction with 1708 Gallery’s solo exhibition of Jesse Chun: enunciating silence and